AIFF on the Small Screen: White Earth

White Earth Film Still

White Earth

White Earth
Find it on: Netflix
Short Documentary | 20 minutes
Director: J. Christian Jensen
Year: AIFF2015

In the last few years, thousands of people have flocked to North Dakota seeking work in the burgeoning oil fields, hoping to strike it rich. Gorgeous shots of the frozen plains underscore the moving and informative first-person accounts of three children and one immigrant mother as they face the realities of life in an over-crowded boom town. Themes of innocence, home, and the American Dream are seen through unexpected eyes.